Innovations in Technical Textiles at Techtextil 2011

Date: August 22, 2011
Pages: 10
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Publisher: Textiles Intelligence Ltd
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Innovations in Technical Textiles at Techtextil 2011
Techtextil is a trade fair aimed at buyers and producers of technical textiles and nonwoven materials, held every two years in Frankfurt, Germany. At the most recent event, which was held during May 24-26, 2011, there were more than 24,500 visitors from 96 countries and 1,207 exhibitors from 50 countries. This report focuses on a catalogue of 21 new and exciting developments and provides a useful snapshot of what is currently happening in technical textile products, processes and technology.
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NEW DEVELOPMENTS AT TECHTEXTIL

API (Applicazioni Plastiche Industriali): a biodegradable alternative to real and synthetic leather
Bonar Technical Fabrics: Duracover bio-based ground cover for agriculture
Cetex Institute: spacer fabrics made from basalt fibres for lightweight building components
Dartex Coatings: fire-stop membranes for building applications
Essedea: processes for printing, laminating and embossing of spacer fabrics up to 55 mm in height
Filature Miroglio: Pruvf polyester filament yarn made from recycled pet bottles for curtains and outdoor covering fabrics
GF Machinery (GFM): SharpEye Scanner system for measuring the density of glass nonwoven mats and locating defects
Hohenstein Institute: a new nano-sol coating for swimwear modelled on the feathers of the penguin
Interactive Wear: iLightX textile LED wiring solutions
JH Ziegler: recyclable and compostable nonwoven for thermal and acoustical insulation
Karl Mayer Malimo: composite fabrics for lightweight construction projects
Lenzing: using Tencel fibre in electric vehicles (EVS)
Mitsa: HB-3D four-layer fabric for medical and home textiles employing Dermofresh temperature regulating technology
Norafin: spunlace nonwovens made from flax
Outlast: new temperature regulating polyester fibre with a PCM (phase change material) core and polyester sheath
Polyester High Performance: Diolen 150BT biodegradable high tenacity multifilament yarn based on polylactic acid (PLA)
Rökona Textilwerk: Varioblind knitted fabrics for interior design and b10e metal coated knit for sportswear and work wear
Sandler: polyester nonwoven for wheel house liners for automotive applications
Textechno: Favimat+ combines six fibre testing methods in one unit
Van Wees: technology for producing unidirectional (UD) and cross-ply fabrics
WL Gore: flame resistant garments which provide protection against weather, flame, electric arcs and electric charges

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